Huntington Press recently released the third edition of Cathy Scott’s encyclopedic book, The Killing of Tupac Shakur. The local journalist and author offers a comprehensive analysis of the rapper’s death, including a detailed account of his murder and its investigation as well as chapters exploring the role of violence in gangsta rap and hip-hop culture. The revised edition includes a new chapter on former Death Row Records bodyguard Frank “Big Frank” Alexander, who was in the car behind Shakur at the time he was shot. Scott had information from Alexander that she was only able to release after his death in April 2013. This is a must-read for any fan looking for a broad historical account of the legendary rapper’s tragic demise.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.